Everyone wants friends who will always be there for them. And we all hope to BE that kind of friend for others.
But can you do it for yourself?
Are you “there” for yourself like you are for others?
Even after you commit to healthy habits, sometimes things start to feel hard, and you might want to give up.
Instead, remember these steps to support yourself every day…
Commit to yourself — in writing – about consistently applying your best efforts toward a goal or new habit.
Stop insulting yourself. A little self-deprecating humour can be charming. But don’t undercut your talents or ambitions. Not to others, and not to yourself.
Forgive yourself. We all make mistakes, so learn what you can, try to not do it again – and move on. Isn’t that what you’d say to a friend? So why not say it to yourself?
Set boundaries with others. When we’re always trying to please people by accepting every request, we diminish our time and resources. Saying “no” isn’t selfish; it’s empowering.
Practice daily affirmations to celebrate little successes and keep your perspective in the face of challenges.
Finally, if all else fails, remember what flight attendants tell passengers at the start of every flight. If those air masks drop, get yours on right first before trying to help anybody else.
If you can’t support yourself, how can you be there for anyone else?
Have you heard that we changed up our Foundations classes?
A new session now begins at the start of each month!
Only 4 weeks long, this introduction gives you a strong foundation to build a Pilates practice and be well on your way to a consistent routine that gives you energy, decreases stress and builds new social circles.
Give us a call for your free 15 minute phone consult today. Let that call be your first action step to a healthier you!